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Well marked easy to follow trails. Grabbed a map from the kiosk and did the blue loop. Trail was muddy in spots but with all the rain we've had this summer that was to be expected. The trail was a little overgrown on the singletrack heading up to the ridge but otherwise a pleasant walk with all intersections well marked. The map has the loop at 5.7 miles but the app recorded 6.6 miles. I deviated from the map for lunch at a campsite but that was no more than 100 ft.

Did about 2/3 of the Black Loop. Markers up to #9 were fine. However, the decent leading back to the road was overgrown, and there were no markings on other side of the road. I had to abandon the lower portion and walk back via the roadway. That section needs to be marked more clearly.

See my review. It’s more like 9+ miles :) blazes are hard to follow in places.

Great views all around but extremely crowded and way too many rude cyclists. Very touristy but definitely something you should do once.

walking
17 days ago

You could walk and explore Longwood for hours and miles and still not see the entire place. If you're looking for something a little quieter, the meadow is filled with wildflowers and wild grasses and has a few miles of paths. They are well kept so you're not wading through tall grass. Not many people walk back behind the chimes tower, though that is another lovely place to stroll; a bit hilly, tons of huge old trees, secluded. Most of Longwood's paths are paved, aside from the meadow. You can really have a nice walk anywhere around the grounds and through the conservatory, just depends on whether you want to deal with tons of people. The best times to go for lighter crowds are first thing or last thing during their open hours, or try to visit on a weekday.

hiking
20 days ago

You don’t come to NY for the hiking trails. This is basically just an elevated sidewalk, crowded & noisy, but it does have greenery & places to sit, along with some interesting architectural views.

Spent a lovely day on the High line. It was very beautiful and peaceful. Beautifully done and I highly recommend everyone go and enjoy the beauty!!!

hiking
24 days ago

2nd time in NYC and the Brooklyn Bridge walk is a must. The view of the city is amazing.

walking
1 month ago

Trail is located in the central area of Niagara Falls State Park. Offers a fantastic view of rapids and the falls. The trail itself has a lot of traffic, but it's Niagara Falls. Scenic and majestic views all along the trail.

walking
1 month ago

Pristine trail/walking/biking area in front of the stadium and along the water with great views of the city

Awesome! So much to see... little bridges to islands. Several smaller waterfalls to find. Access to cave of the winds, and cafe with food and drink.
Most areas are
Dog friendly!!

Beware of squirrels.

Best place in the city

1 month ago

This is something I recommend to everyone visiting the city. It provides a different view of the city and was a great way to repurpose the old railroad.

walking
2 months ago

Escape from the city within the city

hiking
2 months ago

I went there in winter. The Niagara Falls is winter is so respectful and amazing. The hike in this island is also funny, especially walking in the snow. Another thing, I spent the Christmas Eve in Niagara~

hiking
2 months ago

This is such a wonderful example of the repurposing power of landscape architecture. It's a very flat walk for all ages, skill levels and elevators provide universal access for all to enjoy.

walking
3 months ago

While the trail is very heavily populated, the views are absolutely stunning. It is a must see!

walking
3 months ago

Easy and touristy!

nothing better for chill walk

absolutly beautiful

The improvements on Goat Island was a well need update. The views of the falls is a excellent view

this is one of my favorite places to go in NYC. it gets really crowded, though, so push to go early early or during a light rain or something.

I run Central Park really often,doing the different loops. highly recommended, although there are quite a lot of people on the south end.

My 5 year old and I did the red loop on 7/82018. I was going to do a completely different trail but at the last minute figured we could get on it early and just take our time. About 1/2 way thru the trail just kind of disappeared. Being that I had my mini me in tow, I really wasn't paying attention to the numbered posts more that I was just following the arrows. Totally my mistake. I ended up using one of the maps that I grabbed at the the trail head and a compass and ended up back up, after maneuvering thru some tricking terrain, in the middle of "a" trail. Unfortunately, it was the black trail. This time I paid attention to the numbers and realized i where I was in the loop and and headed back to link back up to the red trail. Once I was back on the trail it was smooth sailing from there. We were out there for about 6-7 hours (stopping at the rivers, big rocks and anything else a 5 year old wants to stop for) and only saw a grand total of 5 people and a dog. 1 was a runner, 2 + the dog lived near by, and a man and his son were doing some fishing. All in all, this is not for kids (the description doesn't say kid-friendly) and is off the beaten path. The markings could have been better (in lieu of some official signs, there were pink ribbons tied to the trees...when they stopped is when we ended in no mans land) but for a more experienced hiker this was pretty good. Just a few streams but no major waterfalls/rivers. If nothing else from this reviews, like others said, grab a map or else it will be some tough sledding.

walking
3 months ago

Great views out over the East River and back toward New York Harbor, and some interesting historical markers along the way. One of the most iconic bridges in the world. But man does it get crowded! Keep out of the bike lane unless you want to get run over. Nice walk to DUMBO where you can have a quick lunch, then return to Manhattan.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty cool space. I love that this area could be turned into some kind of open space above street level. Busy and popular!

hiking
3 months ago

Crossed this off my to-do list. Such a historically important bridge, was cool to walk through history a little bit. I went at 7am on a drizzly Thursday morning, so crowds weren't too bad.

hiking
4 months ago

Meadows.

Other scenic drives are pretty amazing from beginning to end. Over 90 miles this had about 4 cool spots to stop and check out and multiple views of rolling hills. The vast majority of this drive was either through neighborhood/cities or shrouded by tree line. The main highlight of this drive is the view at the summit, approximately halfway along the route. The hotel at the top had a huge deck and restaurant and it was a spectacular place for a sunset. It is also a few meters from the only pullout (Southbound) along the entire road.

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